Second young activist suicide in six months raises profile of “compassion fatigue” Vegan animal advocate Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin, 25, died by suicide on New Year’s Eve 2020. His death, a shock to hundreds of family, friends, and acquaintances, rekindled an ongoing discussion of depression and suicides among committed activists that had barely simmered down […]
Shimon Shuchat, 22, & Dick Goddard, 89, had animal advocacy in common
New York City activist & Cleveland weather forecaster were each legends in their spheres NEW YORK CITY, CLEVELAND––One of the youngest prominent animal advocates in the Northeastern U.S., Shimon Shuchat, 22, and one of the oldest, Dick Goddard, 89, died a week apart, on July 28 and August 2, 2020, in New York City […]
Did Holocaust imagery convince my vegan rabbi?
by Barbara Kay Activism in a noble “rights” cause has its satisfactions and its frustrations. It feels good to join in solidarity with like-minded people in spreading a righteous message, but it is difficult to accept the frequent reality that most people aren’t paying attention to it. Urgency & shock tactics When the cause is […]